About Colleen

Colleen Harrison is a photojournalist currently based out of southern Minnesota. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she has always been fascinated by stories and the people and places that tell them. Growing up with her grandfather's old Pentax K1000, she found her own medium for telling stories and quickly realized she wanted to see the world and all the stories it has to tell. It has led her on adventures across the U.S., Europe and Thailand — so far.

After freelancing in both Ohio and Pennsylvania while earning her bachelor's degree in photojournalism, Colleen interned for both the Saginaw News and the Bay City Times newspapers in Michigan. Several of her photos from the duration of her internship won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Michigan Press Photographers Association, Michigan Associated Press and Michigan Press Association.

After moving to Minnesota in 2014, Colleen worked as a photojournalist for the Albert Lea Tribune and Albert Lea Magazine for nearly seven years, eventually being named photo editor as well as assistant editor. She also spent time with sister newspapers along the Mississippi-Louisiana border as well as Texas to help with hurricane aftermath coverage. Each year she worked for the Tribune, Colleen won numerous awards for her written, photography and video work.

Colleen lives in southern Minnesota with her partner in crime as well as their crazy dogs and judgmental cat, and is open to freelance work anywhere.


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